Phillip Ridlen

What are you doing?

This is a now page. If you have your own site, you should make one, too.

When Twitter first arrived on the scene, it had one mission: answer the question, “What are you doing?” Twitter no longer serves that purpose for most of its users, and as such, a better place to keep up with me is to watch this page. This is what I’m doing as of February 2020.


I recently adopted a beautiful one-year-old girl on February 21, 2020. I live in Burleson, Texas (just south of Fort Worth) with my wife and our three kids aged 5, 4, and 1. Interesting fact: my youngest two share a birthday!


I’m currently happily employed as a Lead Software Engineer at Stitch Fix. It’s a fantastic place to work: competitive compensation, interesting challenges to solve with a great deal of autonomy, great benefits, and a serious commitment to life/work balance.

I work remotely on the Payments team, where I (among other things) ensure that you are charged the correct amount for your orders. No more, no less. Our tech stack is mostly Ruby on Rails, with a smattering of Go and React. You should come work with me!

I’m not seeking other employement or contract work at this time. Please do not solicit me for open positions.


I wrangled the RubyFTW Fort Worth Ruby Enthusiasts Group for a number of years, but I hung my hat, and eventually that group was put out to pasture.

I’m still the youth leader at Burleson Bible Church where I mentor and teach students in grades 7 through 12. Yes, I still laugh at fart jokes. Because they are funny.

I completed my first trail 10K in September 2019, and I’m training for an 8-mile trail run on April 18th.